From House of Hozz

Soarium is a metal prized by the Zarth. It allows the creation of large flying structures. Flying fortresses!

The idea

I wanted some way for the Zarth to have unique flying structures. The Fay mostly use Sky Vines and Solid-clouds, but I wanted something a bit different for the Zarth. Ziggy 23:57, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

How does it work?

First off, the entire concept breaks laws of physics. If this material isn't really reconcilable with the rest of TwinWorld, we can take it out. It was just such an alluring idea I had to bring it up. How exactly does it work?

  1. It is anti-gravity, so it works like a helium balloon in cartoons. Would be easy to refine, but perhaps hard to find.
  2. Like 1, but the effect is controlled by temperature. The hotter it is, the more lift it provides. Like a hot air balloon.
  3. It converts torque into force, so it's like having a magic nut that has a magic screw it's always connected to. This would also allow interesting rocket-pack like creations, as well as thrusters for vehichles, boring machines, and submarines. This might be a little too useful though.
  4. Like 3, but it requires angular velocity. The faster you spin it, the more thrust it provides. Like a fan, but it wouldn't need anything to blow. Again, very useful, since it can be directed and controlled.

Another issue is, does it work backwards?

  • For options 3 and 4, which are direct force convertors, this is very pertinent. If you want to move it linearly, you would have to allow it to spin, or exert torque force.
  • It also applies to number 2, the further up it goes, the colder (and less effective) it becomes. As it falls, it gets hotter until the heat makes the anti gravity effect strong enough to resist falling. Concequently, this would mean that if you drop pure Soarium, it would quickly start to glow with heat and drift slowly to the ground. Kind of a slow motion comet.
cool idea but isnt the outer fire it would be hotter the higher you go. this kind of effect would give you metal bubbles that increase in speed as they rise closer to the outer fire....--Zack 20:53, 4 May 2011 (UTC)
 Very true. That could be kind of neat though too. A fine upward rain of soarium dust. Ziggy 18:17, 5 May 2011 (UTC)

I'm kind of leaning towards option 2, as it seems the most interesting and least overpowered. Ziggy 22:54, 26 April 2011 (UTC)